A classically trained actor, singer, and musician, Jocelyn has played roles from Shakespeare to Broadway musicals, working in major professional theatres all across Canada, as well as in film and television. This triple threat performer has quickly established herself as a fiercely versatile powerhouse, and a talented artist who can transition seamlessly between mediums.
Most recently, Jocelyn starred as Molly in the Canadian premiere of Ghost: The Musical with Drayton Entertainment. She also starred as Elle Woods in Legally Blonde, for which she won an Ovation Award, E.V. Young Award, and an Aida Broadbent Award, as Maia in the World Premiere of Nicholas Lloyd Webber’s new musical The Little Prince (Theatre Calgary), and as Susan in the Canadian Premiere of Snapshots (Presentation House). Jocelyn was also in Murder She Baked for Hallmark Movies and Mysteries, alongside Alison Sweeney and Cameron Mathison.
A dual citizen of the United States and Canada, Jocelyn moved to Vancouver upon receiving a President’s Entrance Scholarship to study performing arts. She trained as an actor in the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting program at the University of British Columbia, and while still attending university, she was cast as the lead in a feature film, and was also a Top 10 Finalist on the CBC show Triple Sensation, winning an award for Most Outstanding Actress. She graduated from the prestigious U.B.C. conservatory program with distinction, and was immediately accepted into both the American Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (AAMDA), and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (LAMDA) in the One Year Masters Classical Acting Program, the latter of which she trained at for a short part of 2010. Since graduating and continuing to work steadily in theatre and film, Jocelyn understands that constant and rigorous training is critical to the development of her craft. In addition to working professionally with many top Broadway and Canadian directors and choreographers, Jocelyn has also taken masterclasses with the top Vancouver film and t.v. casting directors, with Matthew Barry, the L.A. casting director of The Notebook, with Tony Award winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, and Shaw Festival director Tim Carroll.
Other credits include: Adrienne in Strawman (UBC Short), Vi Petty in The Buddy Holly Story (Globe Theatre), Rock Legends (Drayton Entertainment/Chemainus Theatre Festival), Footloose (Chemainus Theatre Festival), Les Miserables (Arts Club Theatre), From Broadway, With Love (Circle Bright Productions), Beatrice in Unity 1918 (UBC), Anais Pnin in The Idiots Karamazov (UBC), Rose in Ruddigore (UBC G&S Society), Iphigenia/Briseis in Shadows of Troy (UBC), Clarice/The Thing in Gormenghast (UBC Stephen Malloy), Anatasia in Old Goriot (WCT Gold and UBC), and multiple appearances on shows for the Discovery Network.
Aside from acting, Jocelyn is a classically trained lyric/belt soprano, pianist, and flutist, and has trained in ballet, jazz, tap, and hip-hop. When not engaged in performing herself, Jocelyn teaches children ages 3 - 18 in musical theatre, singing, and acting. She enjoys giving back to the community by passing on her craft to others, and is ardent about providing training opportunities to the young people of the world, as she had her first lead role in a musical at the age of merely ten. Jocelyn also loves to travel, and is passionate about fitness, healthy living, music, and her Boston terrier Lucy. She looks forward to you seeing her smiling face on stage or screen near you!